WESTFEST’S 4th annual dance festival was presented in the historic and landmarked Westbeth Artists Housing from April 23 – April 27, 2014. The festival included site-specific performances animating mulitple spaces within the iconic building as well as a series of performances in the legendary top floor studio, which was home to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company for many years, and now houses the Martha Graham Dance Company. www.marthagraham.org
WESTFEST was founded by Carol Nolte, and is currently produced by Carol Nolte and Megan Sipe.
WESTFEST is sponsored by Westbeth Artists Residents Council
Special thanks to: Westbeth Artists Residents Council, George Cominskie, the management and staff of Westbeth, John Turner for his stunning postcard design, Sasha Santiago for the magnificent website, the Martha Graham Companay, especially Olga, Arnie and Faye, and our volunteer guides for the site specific; George Cominskie, Steve Clorfeine, Kiriki Metzo, Halina Warren, and Glitter Oh Dazzle.
Video stills: Maile Studios.
TOP FLOOR PERFORMANCES AT MARTHA GRAHAM Saturday April 26, 2014
SWEET LIFE Choreography and Performer: Carol Nolte. Music: Frank Ocean. www.dancecollectiveny.com
WESTBETH SITE SPECIFIC DANCE ALL OVER WESTBETH. April 27, 2014
IN ALL SERIOUSNESS, OR AS A CHALLENGE. Choreography: Mari Meade Dance Collective. Dancers: Allison Beler, Breanna Gribble, Wedee Kao, Isaac Owens, Rachel Rizzuto. www.marimeadedancecollective.com
MORE TO COME